This is a new version of episode 17, republished with improved audio (higher speaker volume, lower noise).

Episode 17a, recorded Friday 10th September 2010 live at NLLUG in Amsterdam, discussing user groups, Connections 3.0, Notes 8.5.2, Lotusphere personas and much more.


Stuart McIntyre (blog | twitter | company)

[Darren Duke (blog | twitter | company) was left on the bench this week]


Mary Beth Raven (blog | twitter)
Suzanne Livingston
(blog | twitter | site)
Chris Miller
(blog | twitter | company)
Paul Mooney
(blog | twitter | company)
Bill Buchan
(blog | twitter | company)



  • What’s been happening here?
  • How does it compare to some of the other LUGs
  • What have been the highlights so far?
  • Bill and Paul riding over, an adventure?

Other recent events 


  • Coming up soon
  • What’s planned? Where, when?
  • Is Belfast a good city to visit?
  • Are there still spaces?
  • If registered folks can’t make it, what should they do?

Connections 3.0 

  • Coming in 4Q10
  • What are the big new features?
  • Now in the Greenhouse (and on TAP), what should listeners do to try it out?
  • Social SW space is getting ever more competitive – Cisco etc. What is IBM doing to keep Connections and Quickr ahead?
  • Is enterprise social software catching up with the consumer social space, or will there always be a lag between consumer adoption and enterprise adoption?

Notes 8.5.2 SMTP bug

  • Has it now been fixed?
  • Use the fixed version or wait for the first fix pack?

Lotusphere 2011


Stuart: It is now relatively easy to theme all pages in Lotus Quickr for Domino.  Watch out for blog post this week on The Quickr Blog.

Mary Beth: Drag and drop of emails to the desktop in Lotus Notes 8.5.2 – see her blog post.

Suzanne: Try the new Lotus Connections 3.0 instance on the Greenhouse

Chris: See Mary Beth present at Consultant In Your Pocket

Paul: Don’t share a room with Bill Buchan! Use Internet Password lockout in Lotus Domino.

Bill: For admins, use Websphere/IIS plugin to allow AD authentication to Domino websites, see Warren’s post for more details (SM: I also posted on this a while back). For developers, use agent profiling (SM: As an admin, at this point I just heard ‘blah blah blah’, but Bill tells me these links will help!) Normund’s site. The ls2capi database download. The View ‘out of office’ API article.